Interested in a job at the zoo?
Here at the Lake Superior Zoo, we believe in treating all life with dignity, compassion and respect. As a team, we honor integrity, responsibility and commitment. We are strongly dedicated to our mission of facilitating understanding between people and the Earth and conserving the environment. Our actions embody these concepts so that we may cultivate positive change in the world.
Current Job Openings:
Interim Preschool Director
Director of Business Operations
Chief Executive Officer
Application deadline: Open until filled
AmeriCorps Summer ERI Members
We are looking for two people to give their time and talent to help support our summer youth programming (June 6 – August 14). One member will work with our Zoo School and one will work with our Zoo Camp. AmeriCorps members must be interested in working with children, working around animals, and be willing to work outside for most of the day.
ERI Member Perks:
– A stipend of $750 every two weeks
– Individual health insurance (monthly premium 100% paid)
– An additional $1,311 for tuition or student loans
Application deadline: May 19, 2021
Guest Experience Representative
Director of Guest Experience
Application deadline: Open until filled
Literacy Tutor – Minnesota Reading Corps
Make a difference in your community and join our team as a reading tutor for the 2021-2022 school year. Lake Superior Zoo Preschool is looking for reading tutors to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students during school hours throughout the school year. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor. No experience? No problem. Minnesota Reading Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students learn, so tutors are well equipped to help students grow.
Perks as A Tutor
– Receive a stipend every two weeks
– Earn up to $4,441 for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
– Free health insurance and child care assistance for those who qualify
Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more at ReadingAndMath.net. Questions can be sent to email@example.com or call 866.859.2825.
Are you a college student looking for experience in captive husbandry management or education?
The goal of the Lake Superior Zoo Student Internship Program is to provide pre-professional, on-site experience for students interested in captive husbandry management or environmental education.
Animal Care Internship
Animal care interns will assist animal care staff in a variety of tasks including basic husbandry and cleaning, diet preparation, enrichment, and keeper chats.
Education interns will assist educators in teaching about wildlife and conservation through on-site and off-site presentations featuring live animals and animal artifacts.
Marketing interns will assist the marketing department in a variety of tasks including promotional activities, graphic design, social media, photography, and content creation.
Veterinary Technician Internship
Veterinary technician interns will assist veterinary staff in the medical care of zoo animals through hands-on practice of learned veterinary technician skills.
• Cover letter
• Resume (education, previous employment/experience)
• (1) Letter of reference
• Complete internship application
Your application is not complete until all four items are received.
Deadlines for Application
|Summer Session: Mid-May through August (all internships)||March 15|
|Fall Session: Mid-September through December (animal care & vet tech only)||August 15|
|Spring Session: Mid-January through April (all internships)||December 1|
Applications will be received and reviewed until positions are filled.
For more information, contact:
Animal Care Internship – Emily Perala, Lead Zookeeper • Phone: 218.730.4500 x104 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Internship – Sarah Wilcox, Education Director • Phone: 218.730.4500 x214 • email@example.com
Vet Tech Internship – Amy Gallagher, CVT • Phone: 218.730.4500 x101 • firstname.lastname@example.org